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Britain's Johnson in Turkey dismisses Erdogan poem as 'trivia'

Ankara - British foreign minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday brushed off as "trivia" an offensive poem he wrote about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as he talked up the strength of Ankara-London ties on his first visit to Turkey as top diplomat.

'No contradiction' between EU defence plan and NATO: Stoltenberg

Bratislava - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted Tuesday that EU plans for increased defence cooperation after Britain's departure would not undermine the transatlantic military alliance.

Britain 'will oppose any idea of an EU army': defence minister

Bratislava - Britain will oppose all EU plans for increased military cooperation that could interfere with NATO, despite being about to leave the union, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said Tuesday.

EU warns Switzerland after region's vote on migrant curbs

Brussels - The EU warned Switzerland on Monday over a vote by one of its cantons backing curbs on migrants, an issue being closely watched in London as a possible template for Brexit negotiations.

Sacked UK Pakistani actor sorry for India Twitter 'madness'

London - A Pakistan-born UK actor apologised Monday for using "unacceptable language" about Indians, which saw him fired from Britain's most popular TV soap.

Moscow slams US, UK for 'unacceptable' UN statements on Syria

Moscow - Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

UK's Johnson on first Turkey trip since Brexit tensions

Istanbul - Boris Johnson on Monday made his first visit to Turkey as Britain's foreign secretary, seeking to ease tensions after leading the successful Brexit campaign that played on anti-Turkish sentiments.

Divided UK Labour struggles with Brexit

Liverpool - Distracted by a bitter leadership contest, Britain's main opposition Labour party has struggled to present a vision of Brexit to challenge the ruling Conservatives -- and many fear the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn will do little to change this.

Britain's Prince William and Kate visit Canada

Victoria - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in British Columbia on Saturday for an eight-day trip during which they will view spectacular nature sites and meet with refugees and indigenous Americans.

Corbyn re-elected as UK Labour leader after bitter fight

Liverpool - Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected British Labour leader on Saturday, seeing off a challenge from MPs but leaving the main opposition party split as critics said it was even further from power than before.

Momentum: Pro-Corbyn group upsetting UK's Labour party

Liverpool - Dismissed as a shadowy group of Marxist infiltrators or hailed as a grassroots movement energising left-wing politics, the campaign organisation Momentum, which backs Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is unsettling British politics.

Socialist Corbyn heads to victory over divided UK Labour

Liverpool - Leftist Jeremy Corbyn is set to be re-elected head of Britain's opposition Labour party on Saturday, emerging victorious from a power struggle with his MPs that has threatened to tear the historic movement apart.

Indian court clears pair over Scarlett Keeling killing

Panaji - Two Indian men were cleared Friday of the rape and homicide of 15-year-old British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling whose bruised and semi-naked body was found on a Goa beach eight years ago.

Jeremy Corbyn: divisive UK Labour leader set to fight off rival

London - Opposed by most of his own MPs but lionised by grassroots activists, socialist Jeremy Corbyn is tipped to fight off a leadership challenge while pitching Britain's Labour Party into an increasingly uncertain future.

UK plans to trigger EU exit process early 2017: Johnson

London - Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday that Britain plans to trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, early next year.

EU seeks 'clarification' from top ex-official over Bahamas link

Brussels - The EU on Thursday said it was seeking answers from Neelie Kroes, a former top competition regulator, as to why she had failed to declare an interest in a Bahamas-based firm when in office.

Socialist Corbyn set to win but UK Labour could split

London - Leftist Jeremy Corbyn is set to be re-elected head of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday despite a power struggle with his own MPs that threatens to tear apart the historic movement.

Ballots close in UK Labour leadership race

London - Polling closes on Wednesday in the contest to lead Britain's Labour, with Jeremy Corbyn tipped to defeat the challenge from Welsh MP Owen Smith amid deep divisions in the centre-left opposition party.

Work starts on wall near Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp

Calais - Building work began Tuesday on a wall in the northern French city of Calais to clamp down on repeated attempts by migrants to stow away on trucks heading for Britain.

British activist found guilty in Thai defamation trial

Bangkok - A British activist was found guilty of criminal defamation and breaching Thailand's strict computer laws and given a three-year suspended jail sentence, his lawyer said on Tuesday, over a report on labour abuses in the kingdom's lucrative fruit sector....

20,000 refugee supporters march through London

London - Around 20,000 pro-refugee demonstrators took to the streets on London on Saturday, according to police, to call on Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to tackle the migrant crisis.

Transgender Briton is UK's first female combat soldier: report

London - A transgender soldier is set to become Britain's first female to serve on the frontline, The Sun newspaper reported Saturday.Chloe Allen, who joined the army four years ago as Ben, told the tabloid it was "a great honour to make history".

Boots, Berlin Wall and beans — buy a piece of Reagan

New York - From cowboy boots to a chunk of the Berlin Wall and a jar of jelly beans: an auction of Ronald Reagan memorabilia offers a tantalizing glimpse into the private world of a US conservative icon.

Briton accused of US govt hack can be extradited: court

London - A British man accused of hacking into thousands of United States government computers can be extradited to the US to face trial, a court in Britain ruled Friday.

Diane James replaces Farage as leader of Britain's UKIP

Bournemouth - Nigel Farage on Friday said UKIP had "changed the course of British history" with Brexit as he handed over leadership of the eurosceptic party, which faces an uncertain future without its charismatic chief.

Britain's UKIP choosing new leader to follow Farage

Bournemouth - Britain's UKIP announces its new leader on Friday, though the contest to replace charismatic figurehead Nigel Farage has divided the anti-EU party.

Britain's Johnson urges turning back migrant vessels to Libya

Florence - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday said he favoured turning migrant vessels back towards Libya as a "deterrent" measure that would take the immigration heat off Italy."We are determined in the UK to help Italy.

In Canada, all must help integrate immigrants: Trudeau

Montr - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that the successful integration of immigrants into society requires efforts by all Canadians, as the country prepares for another wave of Syrian refugees.

Hinkley Point: a huge nuclear gamble for France

Paris - The British government's long-awaited green light for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in England on Thursday is of vital importance to France and its state-backed energy industry.

BBC to be forced to reveal stars' pay

London - Britain's government unveiled plans Thursday to force the BBC to reveal the salaries of more of its star journalists and presenters as part of reforms of the public broadcaster.
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The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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Foreign Secretary William Hague and the Crown Prince of Bahrain.
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Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
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